Brit' Word of the Day....

Today's BWOTD is another common one:

"We just got the bog standard version"

'Bog Standard' = basic or bottom of the line

So if you used cars as a good example for this:

A Honda Civic base model would be bog standard and the Honda Civic with all the add ons would not be. But you can apply this to just about any appliance or electronic device, plus other stuff.

This has nothing to do with the use of bog for a toilet!


Iota said...

Do you know where the phrase comes from? It would be interesting to know.

dabrah said...

Hi Sarah, I've always thought it referred to a bog as in where you might find peat (not a loo). It's a good expression though, because with bog standard you don't expect any extras at all. Keeps things simple.

Mick said...

I usually say ........

"Hang on, I'm just gunner go to the bog for a slash"

Kinda throws folks around here.


Cool blog by the way.

Mick (Bradford, Yorkshire)